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    Flying Gliders, Flight-Simming, Playing Football (5 a side), Walking the moors and woodlands of the Shire

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  1. Algy-Lacey

    Extra Bodenplatte Aircraft

    Hey Legioneod, Please could you add another aircraft to the list of Axis aircraft... see my post on this thread. Please could you add the Fiat G.55 Centauro, perhaps the best Axis fighter of the war, although by 1944 it was a bit underpowered with it's Daimler Benz 605, without the late war modifications added to the German DB605 likethe AS version or MW50 etc. But would handle nicely with better turn rate than any other late war Axis fighter, plus it did appear late on in 1945 for the Germans, albeit in small numbers. Thanks Algy
  2. Algy-Lacey

    Need guidance for startup

    I'm probably not the most informed person to respond.... but I have read that Nvidia cards work much better than AMD for this simulator. Don't ask me why! Checking out the specs of an RX 580, on paper, it looks like the better specced option, with 256 bit Memory interface instead of the GTX 1060's 192 bit, they both have 8 Gb per second memory speed (which to me suggests that the Memory interface might not make much difference? I don't know...) and the RX 580 has a higher memory bandwidth of 256 Gb per second as opposed to 192 Gb per second. Is anyone else reading this... better informed than me? Regards Flying_Bear, Algy
  3. Algy-Lacey

    Need guidance for startup

    Cool, that graphics card runs IL-2 Sturmovik just fine, but I would go for the 6gb DDR5 GTX 1060 if you can afford it, that will give you a more future-proof setup for other games. it costs about £40 to £70 more than the 3gb version, according to what I searched for on Amazon.co.uk. There might be cheaper cards elsewhere than on the UK market, I don't know where you live. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-TURBO-GTX1060-6G-GB-Graphics-Card/dp/B01IPFMVCQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1534262425&sr=8-3&keywords=gtx-1060 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Nvidia-1060-GDDR5-Black/dp/B01KHWOAR4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1534262425&sr=8-4&keywords=gtx-1060 And this 6gb GTX 1060 is only £40 more expensive: https://www.ebuyer.com/753389-palit-geforce-gtx-1060-graphics-card-ebuyer-com-ne51060s15j9-1060j Regards Algy
  4. Hey 15th_JonRedcorn, I am not dismissing other peoples' good advice, I simply want to see it for myself... for one, we all have different Rigs with different Settings in IL-2 and second, I have usually phrased things like "I thought... (such and such)", "I'm guessing..." "I assume", "I believe", "I expect" etc. I am learning a lot here, and my questioning phrases are a way for me to learn things from more experienced forum members whilst narrowing it down to the issue at hand (for me). It's clear that people here know much more than myself. "We just might know what we are talking about" - I don't doubt it Thanks Radek. If I try multiplayer I will turn down some settings and find my own 'sweet spot'. For now, I am enjoying leisurely pleasure flights over the beautiful Kuban map. Cheers Algy
  5. Hey Radek, thanks for the sensible feedback. I will try throwing in some friendly and enemy AI and see what the difference in fps is on the same settings. If it's too low or stuttery, I will try turning down Shadows and Mirrors. I thought that my settings would be able to handle small amounts of AI aircraft, we shall see... My Rig is just above Oculus' minimum Rift recommendation. I believe that their lowest spec Graphics card for VR is a GTX 960. One question, Seeing as online: the user's FM, DM etc is modelled on his/her PC, and the aircraft are simulated one per PC, why would playing online in VR hit my framerates? I am guessing that the CPU load should be similar to offline with a couple of AI aircraft unless the server is hosting lots of AI aircraft (eg. Bombers). Can you clarify please? Thanks Algy
  6. Algy-Lacey

    Extra Bodenplatte Aircraft

    My vote, for the Allies, goes to the Spitfire Mk XIVe For me, the Spitfire XIV is essential to 1944 / 1945 air superiority over Europe. It is also the peak of Spitfire development during WW2 - with immense power and performance whilst maintaining most of the earlier Marks' manouverability. It's Rolls Royce Griffon engine was up there with the biggest and beastiest piston engines that either side could offer. Furthermore, it has never been modelled before for ANY combat flight simulator within my memory (apart from Modded IL-2 1946, but it didn't feel like it flew 'right') I think the Mosquito should be included in the BOBp Premium Edition. For Axis, my vote goes to the Me 410 - Almost, almost the German Mosquito. If I could vote for any Axis Aircraft of that era of WW2 (Mid 1944 to 1945 VE Day)... I would vote for the Fiat G.55 Centauro. The Germans considered it superior to the Me 109G and wanted to manufacture it, if I recall correctly. It appeared in very small numbers in the defense of Berlin. And it can turn with a Spitfire whilst having a similiar top speed to a Me 109G6. It's also a warbird rarely seen in combat simulations. Cheers Algy
  7. Algy-Lacey

    Need guidance for startup

    I stand corrected, I wasn't aware of a big difference...
  8. Algy-Lacey

    Need guidance for startup

    Hello and welcome, Flying_Bear If it's beautiful scenery and lend lease aircraft (Spitfire, P-39) that you want I would go for Battle Of Kuban. Well, I would say that because that's what I've got! It's also worthwhile bearing in mind that All of the following Collector Aircraft are compatible with Battle Of Kuban: Spitfire Mk.VB La-5 Series 8 P-40E-1 Yak-1b Series 127 La-5FN Series 2 Hs 129 B-2 Ju 52/Зm Bf 109 G-6 If you buy the Premium Edition it comes with the Spitfire Mk Vb and Hs 129 B-2 I'd guess that my Rig is similar to yours, I have a low end CPU and a graphics card only a tiny bit better than yours. Full Spec: 6th Gen core i5 6400 2.7 Ghz, turbo boost to 3.2 Ghz (I don't know how to enable turbo boost, so for now it runs at stock 2.7 Ghz) on socket 1151 16 Gb DDR4 ram memory (2100 Mhz) M.2. 120 Gb SSD Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6 Gb DDR5 Peripherals : I would strongly recommend these if you're looking for an inexpensive H.O.T.A.S Thrustmaster T.16000m Joystick, twist rudder Saitek Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant : Has 3 levers for Throttle, Prop Pitch / R.P.M., and Mixture or Radiators. Plus six buttons I was quite surprised at how high I could crank the settings considering advice given from other Forum members. Settings - High Screen Res. - 1920x1080 Shadows - High Mirrors - Medium Distant Landscape Detail - x4 Horizon Draw Distance - 100 Km Landscape Filter - Blurred Grass Quality - Distant Clouds Quality - High Target FPS - Off Antialiasing - 2 Gamma - 0.9 Full Screen Sharpen Use 4k Textures In game Head Up Display (HUD) - OFF Those settings give me a stable 90 - 100 Fps on the Kuban Map with no AI aircraft. Happy Flying Flying_Bear Salute! Algy
  9. I have followed this thread with some interest for quite some time now, and whilst my variables in this experiment were different from those outlined in this threads' initial post, I think you all might be interested in the performance my very low end Rig managed to achieve. with ASW at 45fps and the 3DMigoto Mod for getting rid of the prop disc and asociated artefacts - It is possible to have a very enjoyable VR experience. Ok, here are my findings - Newcomers to IL-2 Great Battles with low end Rigs for VR... Read On! So, I used Steam VR and set up the Application Settings specifically for IL-2, in the section Application Resolution Adjustment, I set it to 100%. It defaults to 66% I believe, which means it is actually rendering about 1080 x 1200 per eye, which is the Oculus Rift's native resolution. 100% on the slider gave me 1330 x 1584 rendered. Then I have the very useful 3DMigoto mod which allows for ASW @ 45fps to be used without visual anomalies. I also used the clouds MOD available here to get high quality clouds in all graphics presets, Balanced / High / Ultra / whatever. They look Great but you need to enable mods in game (tickbox) : And finally, in the games' Graphics settings I used : Settings - Balanced Screen Res. - 1920x1080 Shadows - Medium Mirrors - Medium Distant Landscape Detail - x4 Horizon Draw Distance - 100 Km Landscape Filter - Blurred Grass Quality - Normal Clouds Quality - High Target FPS - Off Antialiasing - 2 Gamma - 0.8 Full Screen Enable VR HMD Sharpen Use 4k Textures In game Head Up Display (HUD) - OFF Now I will post my Rig specs: Intel i5 6400 2.7Ghz RAM 16Gb DDR 2100Mhz M.2. SSD 120Gb GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb Oculus Rift CV1 Thrustmaster T.16000m Saitek Throttle Quadrant Now, with these settings and my Rig... I got a steady 40-45 fps in game (in the Oculus Rift with fps counter - *Backspace* and Shift + k for disabling propellor disc in the 3DMigoto mod) The Map was Kuban - Summer, 18:30pm, Cloudy weather (the setting below Overcast), Clouds at 2100m and starting altitude of 3000m in Spitfire Mk Vb. even down low over trees and ridges my fps didn't drop below 40 fps and was quite smooth at all times, not juddery. *Disclaimer* I didn't fly with AI Aircraft in the air. Your mileage may vary! For now I am only interested in leisure flights, not dogfights. So, if, like me, you have a low end Rig, considered barely able to run VR in IL-2 B.O.K, try this setup, programs, Mods and settings and you too can have the WOW! factor of VR Flight Happy Landings! Algy Lacey
  10. Algy-Lacey

    [MOD] High quality clouds in Low preset

    I'm SO glad I found this thread. With 'mods enabled' in game and running on Balanced overall graphics settings THE CLOUDS LOOK PERFECT!
  11. Ok, here are my findings - Newcomers to IL-2 Great Battles with low end Rigs for VR... Read On! So, I used Steam VR and set up the Application Settings specifically for IL-2, in the section Application Resolution Adjustment, I set it to 100%. It defaults to 66% I believe, which means it is actually rendering about 1080 x 1200 per eye, which is the Oculus Rift's native resolution. 100% on the slider gave me 1330 x 1584 rendered. Then I have the very useful 3DMigoto mod which allows for ASW @ 45fps to be used without visual anomalies. I also used the clouds MOD available here to get high quality clouds in all graphics presets, Balanced / High / Ultra / whatever. They look Great but you need to enable mods in game (tickbox) : And finally, in the games' Graphics settings I used : Settings - Balanced Screen Res. - 1920x1080 Shadows - Medium Mirrors - Medium Distant Landscape Detail - x4 Horizon Draw Distance - 100 Km Landscape Filter - Blurred Grass Quality - Normal Clouds Quality - High Target FPS - Off Antialiasing - 2 Gamma - 0.8 Full Screen Enable VR HMD Sharpen Use 4k Textures In game Head Up Display (HUD) - OFF Now I will post my Rig specs: Intel i5 6400 2.7Ghz RAM 16Gb DDR 2100Mhz M.2. SSD 120Gb GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb Oculus Rift CV1 Thrustmaster T.16000m Saitek Throttle Quadrant Now, with these settings and my Rig... I got a steady 40-45 fps in game (in the Oculus Rift with fps counter - *Backspace* and Shift + k for disabling propellor disc in the 3DMigoto mod) The Map was Kuban - Summer, 18:30pm, Cloudy weather (the setting below Overcast), Clouds at 2100m and starting altitude of 3000m in Spitfire Mk Vb. even down low over trees and ridges my fps didn't drop below 40 fps and was quite smooth at all times, not juddery. *Disclaimer* I flew over towns / villages just now. Stable 40 - 45 fps, but not with AI Aircraft in the air. Your mileage may vary! For now I am only interested in leisure flights, not dogfights. So, if, like me, you have a low end Rig, considered barely able to run VR in IL-2 B.O.K, try this setup, programs, Mods and settings and you too can have the WOW! factor of VR Flight Happy Landings! Algy Lacey Hey WraithzIt, I couldn't find the setting for my processor's Turbo Boost in the BIOS or anywhere else for that matter. BUT even at stock 2.7Ghz it ran as I described above. I think flying with 8 or more AI Aircraft might have a big impact and make my settings in this post unplayable. In which case I'll take it down a few notches to something like what you suggested. But for leisure flights above the beautiful Kuban map, it's flippin Awesome! Salute! Algy
  12. Nice one 15th_JonRedcorn! I have followed your simple instructions, thanks for helping me out
  13. Algy-Lacey

    [MOD] High quality clouds in Low preset

    Hi I don't know if this is a suitable place to ask, but why when on 'High' preset overall with Clouds details on 'High'... Why do the edges of the clouds morph and change shape, quite rapidly? It looks terrible. thanks Algy
  14. Thanks for the reply, dburne. It certainly didn't work when I tried it. However, it's reassuring that you didn't notice the difference. Maybe with my lower spec rig it might've made more of a differance, who knows?
  15. I was making the assumption about FPS being halved with a Rift because of the results of people following the experiment in the thread : Measuring rig performance: Common Baseline Appologies that I haven't reported on my experience of VR with the above settings, I had to do a full clean install of Windows 10, then download Oculus software, then Re-download IL-2, then map all of my controls AGAIN! I should have the results today at some point. And just to be clear, I'm not aiming for 90 FPS in my rift. If it will hold a steady 45 FPS with ASW always on... we'll see. I didn't know that! Well although I'm taking my username from a character in the Biggles novels, it's good to know that 'my namesake' was such a veteran fighter pilot. I'll do some searching to find out more about 'Ginger' Lacey. Regards Algy
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